• Father: American burned in Taiwan park fire fights for life

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The father of an American who was badly burned in a fire at a Taiwan water park said Wednesday that the family is anxious about how the young man will fare in the next few days. Roger Haas of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, said his son Alex Haas, 26, is fighting for...

  • Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's air force promised Wednesday to investigate whether the aging transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating rules by carrying non-military passengers who paid for their flights. A local military commander...

  • With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang's international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in...

  • Gushiken at last happy as boxer after Hall of Fame induction

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — It was a long fight for Yoko Gushiken to find life after boxing. Or rather, to find his life was all about boxing, after all. It took his induction last month into the International Boxing Hall of Fame - an honor only two other Japanese have received - to allow him to...

  • World War I Museum in Kansas City hosts Australia exhibit

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City is hosting an upcoming exhibit about Australian War Art. The museum says "A Centenary of Australian War Art" opens in Kansas City on July 17 and features the most comprehensive collection of Australian...

  • Ga. troopers ramping up enforcement during holiday weekend

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state troopers say they're planning to beef up enforcement during the upcoming July 4 holiday travel period. GSP officials said in a statement that troopers will execute concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the state between Thursday evening and...

  • New York proposal would limit for-hire vehicles during study

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Staff and drivers for ride-hailing company Uber gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday to protest legislation that would put limits on for-hire vehicles while the city conducts a study on whether the sharp growth of the industry has an impact on traffic congestion. Such...

  • Milwaukee Co. Transit System prepares for drivers walkout

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Transit System prepared Tuesday to suspend service in anticipation of a walkout by bus drivers that would leave tens of thousands of riders without a low-cost transportation alternative. The system said it will suspend bus service at 3 a.m....

  • A look at Gov. Nikki Haley's line-item budget vetoes

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley unveiled Tuesday 87 line-item vetoes that strike $30 million from the Legislature's more than $7 billion spending plan for state taxes. The Legislature will return next week to vote on whether to uphold the vetoes. Sixteen have no price tag....

  • Authorities ID Scottish tourist who died after hiking

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Scottish woman who died after hiking a Palm Springs trail in near triple-digit heat. The Desert Sun (http://desert.sn/1NuCHp0 ) says 56-year-old Ruth Ross was a tourist from Hamilton, Scotland. Ross and her husband hiked for...

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